It was a tough decision for former Indiana head coach Lee Corso, but at the end of ESPN’s Thursday edition of “College GameDay” the Hoosier put on the Brutus head for his weekly pick. This snub gets even deeper given Corso will be honored during the first half of the 2017 season-opener.
ESPN's Rece Davis said that former IU coach Lee Corso hasn't seen Hoosiers play live in 35 years. Until tonight. Here for GameDay.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 31, 2017
Before tonight’s pick, Corso has made 29 headgear picks since 1992 that include Ohio State as one of the optional winners. He’s donned the Brutus head 19 of those 29 times, and was right on 13 of those picks. The ESPN analyst has a much better track record when betting on the Buckeyes, having been wrong 6 out of 10 times he chose Ohio State’s opponent to come away with the win.
Likewise, even on picks that don’t include the fancy headgear, Corso has a better record when he chooses an Ohio State victory. Since 1992, he’s made 45 non-headgear picks that include the Buckeyes, and he chose them to win 34 times. Of those, the Buckeyes proved him right in 26 outings. Corso picked Ohio State opponents to win 11 times over the past 25 years, and was wrong for all by three.
With all the big games for the Buckeyes this season, this isn’t going to be the last time we wait idly by waiting for Corso’s choice of headgear.